Substance Use Services

man with drink staring at bar Substance use and abuse can cause serious issues in your personal life and your work life. It can lead to both legal troubles and health troubles.

Addiction to alcohol or other drugs, also known as substance use disorder, is a recognized health disorder.  It is a disease with psychological and physical impacts.

Therapy  can help you cope with issues that may contribute to your reliance on substances, but overcoming physical addiction to substances may require physical medical care, too.

StepOne Service℠

The StepOne Service℠ is a three-to-five-day inpatient service at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center for adults who need medical management of their withdrawal symptoms from alcohol or opioids. The self-referral service is provided in partnership with Evergreen Healthcare Partners, LLC.

The StepOne Service℠ is for adults who are in the impending or early stages of acute withdrawal.

The goal is to medically assist them through withdrawal and help them transition to an appropriate addiction treatment that can address the underlying causes of their substance use disorder.

Step One ServiceSM logo Around-the-clock medical care is provided by doctors and nurses at OSF Sacred Heart who are trained on the StepOne Service℠.

The clinical team monitors each patient and uses program-approved medications to reduce the severity of withdrawal symptoms during the first step of treatment.

The Process

People seeking StepOne Service℠ treatment must be committed to staying in the hospital until they are medically stable.

Once discharged from the hospital, they must be motivated to continue the treatment process by transitioning to an addiction treatment service.

The process includes:

  • Telephone pre-screening
  • In-person assessment
  • Admission
  • Acute withdrawal management
  • Individualized discharge planning
  • Post-discharge follow-up

Learn More

For information on how to be admitted into the StepOne Service℠, call (217) 443-5000, x8401

Prescription Drug Safety Program 

Teenagers sitting outside school on steps The  Prescription Drug Safety Program,  provided in partnership with EVERFI,  is an innovative digital course designed to empower high school students in central Illinois with the knowledge and skills to make healthy, informed decisions when it comes to prescription medications.

Through interactive scenarios and self-guided activities, students learn the facts about prescription drugs (opioids, stimulants and depressants), how to properly use and dispose of them, and how to step in when faced with a situation involving misuse.

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